September 6, 2022

The Art & Craft lectures fall 2022

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Tai Shani, Neon Hieroglyph (still), 2021. Video. Courtesy of the artist.

The Art and Craft Lectures, hosted by the Art and Craft Department at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, is an annual lecture series devoted to art education and research that stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art, theory, and politics. The series, part of the MFA programs in the department, invites scholars, artists, and curators from different disciplines to give a public lecture as well as to partake in an in-depth colloquium of readings and close engagement with students and faculty’s research and practice.

The fall 2022 series, curated by Sara Yazdani and Susanne M. Winterling in dialogue with faculty, is devoted to sensingwith the objective to rethink knowledge, body, and practice through aesthetics, perception, matter, and ecologies, beyond the traditional humanities. It takes the form of traditional keynotes that guides the semester, and as a platform for students and faculty to share and discuss practice, concerns, and inspiration, with an open door to the public.

Taking a collaborative approach to practice and research, the lecture series seeks to generate inspiration, critical navigation, and community across the arts, with a focus on art and craft, and art and public space. For the fall 2022 program, we are especially excited to host Denise Ferreira da Silva, Rick Dolphijn, and Tai Shani.

The Art and Craft Lectures take place on Thursdays at 3pm CET unless otherwise specified. It takes place virtually via Zoom and in the main auditorium at KHiO. The lectures are free and open to the public.

September 29: Denise Ferreira da Silva
October 20: Rick Dolphijn
December 1: Tai Shani

Denise Ferreira da Silva is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Ferreira da Silva is an academic and practicing artist whose work addresses the ethico-political challenges of the global present.

Rick Dolphijn is Associate Professor at Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, with an interest in transdisciplinary research at large. He publishes widely on continental philosophy and the contemporary arts.

Tai Shani is a British artist that uses performance, film, photography, sculptural installations, and experimental texts to explore forgotten histories and stories. Her talk will center around sensing, psychedelia, feminism, and myth with a particular focus on her film work Neon Hieroglyph (2021).

Susanne M. Winterling is Professor and Head of MFA Program Medium and Material-based Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Sara Yazdani is Associate Professor of Art History and Theory and Head of Theory (MFA) at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

More information on the program and how to sign up can be found on the Art and Craft Lectures website. To learn more about the MFA programs in the Art and Craft Department–Medium and Material Based Art, and Art in Public Space–visit our website.

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